The Houston legacy is proving to be an utterly clueless legacy. Like father, like son – Joel Houston appears to be as clueless about the gospel, as his father Brian Houston.
A few days ago, Joel Houston informed his followers on Instagram that he took time to gather the church to “have an open conversation about the realities of racism and injustice experienced by many across our nation today.” What Joel Houston doesn’t realize is that he’s promoting racism and injustice.
Since the 1980s, Hillsong has been trying to influence Christianity to get on board with their own ‘agenda’. Thirty years later, this movement, and secular society, are on a modern day downgrade – because of the advancement of the Hillsong ‘industry’ that has touched churches and communities all around the world.
For Joel Houston to advocate that he, along with Hillsong, cares about racism and injustice is laughable. Joel Houston and Hillsong need to actually believe the bible so they can be recognised as a legitimate church with legitimate pastors. The biblical misrepresentation of this organisation and those they associate with are a blight on Christianity worldwide.
If Joel Houston wants to have a conversation, he needs to demonstrate that he believes the true gospel of Jesus Christ and obey what Jesus and His Word teaches as to what the role of the church is.
The proof that Joel Houston hasn’t a clue about the Christian faith is in his misplaced promotion of the (leftist group) ‘Black Lives Matter’ and their hashtag. This same misplaced social gospel of the Houston family is demonstrated here, exploiting a hashtag to further themselves through the latest social ‘slacktivism’ fads. As long as it makes them look good, they’ll promote the idea that they care for people. Christianity does not work like that.
ALL LIVES MATTER
But of course Hillsong wouldn’t get this because they don’t preach the true gospel. The real Truth is this: we have all fallen in Adam. We can all receive the forgiveness of the second Adam. All lives matter.
Instead, Joel Houston is peddling the false liberal gospel known as the social gospel (which is no gospel at all). It’s a gospel that’s all about humanitarian justice. A gospel that makes people look good and feel good about themselves – but still not dealing with the sin problem that Jesus Christ came to deal with.
Fortunately, Christians can ignore Hillsong’s futile attempt in starting this pointless humanitarian “conversation”.
“Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.” Hebrews 1:1-4
Hillsong do not listen to the voice of the prophets. Furthermore, they constantly demonstrate that they do not care about Christ and what he has said in these last days. Until Hillsong repent and believe Jesus Christ and His gospel of forgiveness and stop twisting God’s Word (thereby blaspheming God’s name) on a daily basis, they can be rejected. And we do reject them because Christ has rejected them. And Christ has rejected them (spat them out) because…
Hillsong and Joel Houston think it more important to turn Christ’s church into a social justice-driven institution and keep Jesus knocking on their Loadicean doors:
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot; I wish that you were cold or hot. So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth. Because you say, “I am rich, and have become wealthy, and have need of nothing,” and you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked, I advise you to buy from Me gold refined by fire so that you may become rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself, and that the shame of your nakedness will not be revealed; and eye salve to anoint your eyes so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline; therefore be zealous and repent.” Revelation 3:15-19
Joel Houston wrote the following on Instagram:
Grateful for these people… We took time tonight to gather the church and have an open conversation about the realities of racism and injustice experienced by many across our nation today. I can’t begin to truly understand what it’s like; but I want to at least hold my opinion long enough to LISTEN and EMPATHIZE with those who are afraid and hurting and frustrated. This was the start of many conversations that need to be had; and even when the media goes quiet, The Church will remain loud at fighting injustice of all description. Thank you Niyah, PJ, and Sam… And SPECIAL SHOUT OUT to ALICIA who so beautifully and transparently described the tension between being African American and in law enforcement with the LAPD for the past 18 years… You touched my heart tonight. #blacklivesmatter
Background on #blacklivesmatter:http://www.aim.org/special-report/reds-exploiting-blacks-the-roots-of-black-lives-matter/
Source: Joel Houston, Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/p/BKpW0Q5BVE0/, Published 22/09/2016. (Accessed 22/09/2016.)